July 17th, 2013 by Doree
Seattle sculptor Matt Babcock’s latest work is displayed in the Heart of Phinney Park at North 67th Street and Phinney Avenue North, in front of Francine Seders Gallery.
“Equestrian” sculpture by Matt Babcock.
From PNA arts volunteer Jennifer Roberts:
Matt’s goal is to create “complex and changing impressions using simple materials and methods.” He claims inspiration from his love of nature and interest in how things work, and says, “Often I start by trying to distill something interesting from the structure or behavior of an animal or plant.”
When asked about his very first sculpture and the meaning behind it, Matt said, “When I was five my dad set me up with my own workbench and tools. I spent countless hours making things, things that I thought of as functional, even though the function was usually mysterious or imaginary. I’m still making things like that, only bigger. I didn’t think to call them sculptures when I was five, but I do now. For me the meaning is the function or action of the piece, whether or not I can say exactly what the piece is supposed to do.”
“Equestrian” will be at the Heart of Phinney Park at N 67th St. on the west side of the Greenwood Ave. N until the end of November. You can see more of his work on his website, www.mattbabcock.com, or get in touch with him via email at email@example.com.
Tags: art, Heart of Phinney Park, Matt Babcock, Phinney Neighborhood Association
June 11th, 2012 by Doree
The stainless steel and rusted steel “Curtsy” is the newest sculpture in the Heart of Phinney Park in front of Francine Seders Gallery.
The sculpture was created by Matt Babcock. Babcock also created the most recent sculpture at the park, called “Samaras,” which was there from November through May. Art at Heart of Phinney Park changes every six months.
If you’re interested in purchasing “Curtsy,” contact Pamela Jaynes, Arts Coordinator at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, at 206-783-2244.
Tags: art, Heart of Phinney Park, Matt Babcock, Phinney Center, PNA
November 22nd, 2011 by Doree
The rotating artwork in the Heart of Phinney Park on the corner of North 67th Street and Phinney Avenue North now features “Samaras” by Matt Babcock.
Photo courtesy of the PNA.
A samara is a seed with a wing, such as a maple seed.
My goal as a sculptor is to create complex impressions using simple parts. I often use forms derived from the structure and movement of animals and plants. In April 2012 the Phinney Neighborhood Center Gallery will show some of my animal mobiles.
The powder-coated steel sculpture is 41 inches high, 41 inches wide and four inches deep. It is for sale for $6,800. If interested, contact the Phinney Neighborhood Center at 206-783-2244.
Tags: art, Heart of Phinney Park, Matt Babcock, Phinney Neighborhood Association, PNA